March 15, 2006
PlayStation 3 Postponed Until November
In the “who didn’t see this coming?” news of the day Sony has announced that the Playstation 3 won’t be shipping this Spring. A Japanese newspaper is reporting the launch has been pushed back to November in Japan, potentially leaving US high definition gamers PS3-less until 2007. The stated reason for the delay? Copy protection related to the Blu-ray drive. Apparently that preliminary AACS agreement wasn’t enough, or maybe Sony is just planning on slipping a combo (or at least 4x drive) in the unit.
It’s been pretty obvious that the PS3 would slip, with it being March and developers still not having final hardware to work on, but November seems pretty late, it will be interesting to see how they keep the hype machine rolling all year long.
Hopefully we will learn more about Sony’s next generation plans tomorrow.